Florida Voters Reject Land-Use Amendment

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tampa, FL (AP) - A state constitutional amendment that would
have drastically changed the development approval process in
Florida has been rejected by voters.
With 21 percent of the expected vote counted, Amendment 4 had
been rejected by 65 percent of voters.
Amendment 4 on Tuesday's ballot would have required voter
approval to change city, town and county comprehensive land-use
Backers called the measure "Florida Hometown Democracy." They
included environmental organizations, civic associations and
slow-growth advocates. They said Amendment 4 would protect the
environment and reduce congestion and urban sprawl.
Opponents included business groups, developers and some labor
unions. They said Amendment 4 would seriously damage the economy,
cost jobs and make it more difficult to lure companies to the

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WCTV 1801 Halstead Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32309
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 106579793 - wctv.tv/a?a=106579793
Gray Television, Inc.